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Chapter 8: The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies

The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies
The field of poverty: Programs and strategies

The focus of this chapter is poverty alleviation at the local level in developing countries, although often with relevance in some areas of developed countries, identifying programs and strategies that have been found to be relatively effective. However, it should be appreciated that policies and programs at the macro or national level designed to eradicate or reduce poverty will always have implications for what should, and perhaps can, occur at the local level. In some countries, effective national policies and programs have virtually rendered unnecessary a focus on poverty alleviation at the local level. However, it is also not surprising that some countries that have produced excellent poverty alleviation programs at ...